Donkey Kong Country Returns was released on November 21, 2010, in North America; with a MSRP of $49.99. Donkey Kong Country Returns(DKCR) was developed by Retro Studios, and published by Nintendo.
It took 16 days for Donkey Kong's new game to have game-play data appear on the Nintendo Channel.
How many hours have Wii owners reportedly spent helping Donkey Kong get his stolen banana hoard back? Let's take a look!
|The debut game-play hours shown are for the United States of America Wii owners, not world-wide.|
Donkey Kong Country Returns has 10,503 Wii owners reporting their play-time data, on its debut through the Nintendo Channel.
Average Hours & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
Donkey Kong Country Returns has 84,999 Total Hours of game-play reported for its debut, with an average play-time of 8 Hours 6 Minutes "Per person" reporting data. The debut average play-time per session for Donkey Kong Country Returns is just over 2 Hours 21 Minutes.
Wii owners have averaged about 5,312 game-play hours each day playing DKCR, over the 16 days reported.
Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
Donkey Kong Country Returns' Amazon.com sale rank is #2, and is currently selling for $43.54.
(Sale rank and price captured around 3:00PM EST, on 12-6-10)
Review Score Averages:
Donkey Kong Country Returns' review score average is 88.03%, based on 32 "professional" reviews on GameRankings.com.
(Review score averages recorded around 3:00PM EST, on 12-6-10)
Amazon.com shows DKCR with a 4.5 out of 5 Stars rating, basically a 90% average; based on 43 customer reviews.
|How many "Stars" would you give it?|
I haven't purchased or played Donkey Kong Country Returns. It is on my radar though, because of the cooperative mode it offers; and I think it's a game Mrs. CoffeewithGames and I would enjoy together.
Donkey Kong Country Returns' 10,503 players reporting game-play data on its debut, is the third highest number for a Nintendo published Wii game this year. I'm actually surprised the number is not slighty higher, considering it is Nintendo's big holiday release title; but perhaps DKCR will see a significant increase in the number of players reporting data after Christmas this year.
I definitely don't think the initial number of players reporting data will be a reflection of long-term sales for the game; as the current Amazon.com sale rank is encouraging considering how many other high profile games were released in November.
Also, Nintendo has promoted Donkey Kong Country Returns with at least two commercials so far, and you can see them in the YouTube video below:
Have any of you already played Donkey Kong Country Returns? If so, what do you think of what you have played of DKCR? If you haven't played Donkey Kong's new game, are you expecting to play it soon?
If anybody is interested in Donkey Kong Country Returns, and you haven't purchased it yet; you can see prices listed on Amazon.com linked below: